West Maitland Dentistry
Dr. Avni Patel Dhaliwal believes that a dental practice should focus on quality, compassion and education of the patient. It’s this philosophy that led her to open her own private office, West Maitland Dentistry. Owning her own practice allows her to have the freedom to take the time to involve each patient in having an active role in their oral health. Through showing every patient pictures of their teeth, x-rays, and with thorough exams that include oral cancer screenings, she makes sure that patients are aware of exactly what is going on in their mouth.
Raised in the foothills of North Carolina, she received her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She decided to continue her education at UNC’s top ranked dental school and obtained her Doctor in Dental Surgery from there in 2009. Dr. Dhaliwal has a passion for lifelong education and makes sure she is up to date with current advances in dentistry by taking continuing education courses as well as being a member of the Central Florida Women’s Study Club.
Throughout her 10 years of practice Dr. Dhaliwal has enjoyed giving back to her community. She has devoted her free time and resources to help the underserved population. She enjoys participating in Mission of Mercy clinics, where she provides dental treatment to those who cannot afford it. She was awarded the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship for implementing an oral healthcare program for geriatric populations residing in assisted living facilities. One of her most memorable experiences was a mission trip to Mexico where she provided free dental care to children at an orphanage. She strives to bring this type of compassion to every patient she encounters and makes sure their experience is as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
Dr. Dhaliwal is Invisalign certified. She is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association and the Dental Society of Greater Orlando.